Friday, 14 December 2018

G/DC-006 – Carnmenellis


G/DC-006 – Carnmenellis

26/11/2018

Six of Seven

Two hours later and I was on top of Carnmenellis…another wonderful name for a summit. I parked at SW 688363 and followed Phil G4OBK’s route to the summit. 

My GPS track
There is some light bracken and gorse bashing to be done but if you follow some of the animal tracks you soon get to the summit via the Open Access land.

Summit and Trig ahead...some gorse and bracken bashing first

Another orderly pile-up with all the familiar voices making my log.  I did pop down to 5.363 and picked up Jorge EA2LU…I think I’ll have to make it a habit to visit this frequency a little more often…it worked well for me in Ireland.
12:37z
G4WSB
5MHz
SSB
Bill
12:38z
M0TMD
5MHz
SSB
Helen
12:39z
G1BLJ
5MHz
SSB
Steve
12:40z
G4AZS
5MHz
SSB
Adrian
12:41z
G0RQL
5MHz
SSB
Don
12:42z
M0JLA
5MHz
SSB
Rod
12:43z
G4AFI
5MHz
SSB
Andrew
12:44z
G4OBK
5MHz
SSB
Phil
12:45z
G4IAR
5MHz
SSB
Dave
12:46z
G0FEX
5MHz
SSB
Ken
12:46z
GI0AZA
5MHz
SSB
Esther
12:49z
EA2LU
5MHz
SSB
Jorge on 5.363

My station just below the trig

Comms tower, trig and Phil's cave

Phil G4OBK and Geoff' M0PYG's cave which they used during their wet activation of the summit

A quick addition of the loading coils and I was away on 80m with five contacts in the log.  It was nice to hear Dan from Sweden calling me and looking for my WAB square and Trig.
12:57z
G0RQL
3.5MHz
SSB
Don
12:59z
GI0AZA
3.5MHz
SSB
Esther
13:00z
G4WSB
3.5MHz
SSB
Bill
13:01z
G4IAR
3.5MHz
SSB
Dave
13:02z
SM6CNX
3.5MHz
SSB
Dan

With no more callers I soon packed away as it was a long haul down to Penzance then North to Watch Croft G/DC-007 my last summit of the G/DC seven.

My activation set-up

HF:- Elecraft KX2 (10 watts) and 4Ah LiPo

Antenna - 3 band link dipole (60/40/20 (+15m extensions +80m loading coils)

Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.

Thanks everyone for the contacts
73 Allan GW4VPX